Friday, June 5, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. Psalms 116:8
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : God’s protection to His people is one of Satan’s nightmares.
LISTEN : Wondering if God can protect you from evil? Averts tears for you? And keep your feet from falling? Beloved, He is able to do all things for you. God is too faithful to fail. Whom God loves He delivers from death; wipe away tears from his eyes, and keeps his feet from falling. Yes, it is not possible to be defeated when God leads your battle. My dear, are you confused and frustrated? Have things got so bad with you that you think it is all over with you? Relax! We have a God who does great things. He will change your story. (Jeremiah 32:27). No matter how bad a situation is, if it is handed over to God by faith, change would happen eventually (1 Peter 5:7; Mark 5:25-34). Shattered dreams and heartbreak are fixed in God’s presence. Broken homes and marriages are mended in His presence; a death sentence can be changed to longevity; sicknesses and diseases are replaced with good health and vitality through the power of God. Beloved, God can cancel your death sentence. He can wipe your tears away and keep your feet from falling. In our verse of the day David said, “For you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.”(Psalms 116:8). So, if you can put your trust in God He can shield you from evil with His hands. God is powerful enough to dislodge forces of darkness and strip them of their weapons just for your sake. My dear, be strong in the Lord. Do not worry about how ugly and shattered your life is; rather trust God for a miraculous transformation, and believe that, He will keep you from disasters and heartbreak. Remember, God is able to deliver you from evil. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never worry yourself about your problems, rather lean on God for solutions.
2. Always pray, watch and trust God to hear your cry and deliver you from evil people and powers.
3. Never write off yourself no matter what, rather be strong and courageous and keep pressing on.
4. No matter how confused or frustrated you are, just look up and fix your eyes on Jesus Christ.
Prayer : Everlasting God! I thank you because you make all things beautiful in their own times. Therefore, fix my life and save me from evil, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : When disaster hits and breaks the heart, God sends peace and comfort into our hearts through faith in Him.
Quote : “Faith in God delivers the God-fearing from death, averts his tears and keeps him from stumbling.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God will keep me from disasters. Therefore, I will trust in Him no matter the circumstance, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the first obstacle the Israelites faced after they left Egypt was the Red sea? (Exodus 14:8-31).
Today In History : June 5, 1827 Athens falls to Ottoman forces.
Stunning Fact: Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May the Lord preserve you and turn away your captivity and give you a new life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : FIGHT FOR YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST
Friday, June 5, 2020
Bible Verse : For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
LISTEN: The fight of faith is a fight of eternal destiny. My dear, protect your faith. Do not allow fear to rule or ruin your life. Remember, you will fail or succeed by what controls your mind. Life is a “battle field; ” as a result, everyday casualty is recorded. Hence, God is urging you to have faith, so that He would assist you in these battles of life. When Satan comes, he comes to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10). His intention is to leave you miserable and heartbroken. But I have good news for you, it is not yet over with you, God is still working for you behind the scenes; and the raging battles of your life will soon be over as you call on God for intervention. (Psalms 18:3). Beloved, you are not alone. God is with you. He will revive and refresh you with abundant life when the battle is over. My dear, be strong and learn to live by faith, not by sight. (2 Cor.5:7). To live by faith is to anchor your hope in God. It is to believe God for the impossible (Luke 1:37). Besides, it means to believe that whatever you are going through will soon be over. Henceforth, do not be distracted by those bad things happening in your life currently, instead, trust in the LORD and you will certainly receive divine intervention. So, no matter what, do not lose your faith, instead, protect it with all you have. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, you are the Almighty God. Help me to grow in faith and protect it, in Jesus’ name, amen.